Russian national team on mini-football are unable to reach the semi-finals of the European championship for players under 19, which takes place in Latvia.
At the end of the group stage the Russian team with one win in three matches and took third place in group A and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament. The first was the team of Portugal (9 points), second – team Poland (6 points).
“Now it is difficult to assess the situation, there is only the feeling of disappointment at themselves. Sure then we will analyse everything, all the mistakes, all the flaws. They had accumulated a lot. Alas, our generation are unable to compete on the debut of the Euro. We fought and received bruises and injuries, but not enough. I’m sure the guys who come after, be sure to shoot at future tournaments. Let this be our shared experience,” said the captain of the national team of Russia Maxim Okulov.
This is the first European championship on mini-football for players under 19 years.